Jackie Cain January Member of the Month

Jackie is a 42-year-old real estate agent.

Q: What got you started working out?

A: In my mid 30’s I started gaining weight. I had planned to lose a few pounds then quit.

Q: How many days per week do you typically work out? What groups are you a part of?

A: I come to 3 semi-private lessons a week. I like to come in on the weekends sometimes too for some quiet cardio.

Q: What’s your favorite exercise?

A: All the different types of squats.

Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?

A: I love Kodiak’s Smores protein oatmeal.

Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?

A: I have always hated exercising, so getting motivated to get up and go.

Q: What keeps you motivated to work out regularly?

A: Having a regular routine and knowing I feel so much better both physically and mentally after working out.

Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about getting started in the gym?

A: Just start. Get into a routine. Once you do, your body will remind you how much better you feel when you go.

Q: What is something you couldn’t do when you started, that you can do now?

A: Get up at 5 am… Honestly benching 100 lbs and squatting 200 lbs never seemed possible, but I have exceeded both.

Q: What fitness accomplishment are you most proud of?

A: I don’t mind working out anymore. When I broke my wrist this past summer I actually missed coming to the gym. As soon as I was able, I got right back into my routine, and it helped me recover faster.

Q: What goals are you working on now?

A: I have to have another surgery on my hand coming up so my goal is to work on my cardio and eating during the time I cannot lift. 

Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:

A: I love elderly people. I love the crabby, lonely, talking too long about nothing old people. They have so much to teach us about life, while still needing to be shown how to silence their phones. They are adorable.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?

A: The environment, both the size of the gym, as well as the people, make everyone feel like they belong.

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